The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a national nonprofit that unites students at colleges and universities to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste from their campus dining halls and donating it to those in need.
Our goal is to change the norm from food waste to food recovery in the United States. Cabrini's chapter meets regularly to collect and repackage food that was not served in the dining halls and donates it to local food banks and shelters.
Are You Eating That?
One recent initiative supported by the Food Recovery Network is "Are You Eating That?" Funded by a 2021 Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Youth Grant, the project provides leftover food from Dining Services to the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) in Montgomery County, PA.
Pierce Fellow Ixchele Ortiz (’22) organized the program, which brought together volunteers to package food from March 8th through the first week of May. Students delivered the meals to CHOC within 24 hours of assembly. She said her involvement has “really impacted how I view how much I eat” and made her realize how lucky she is to have enough food.